Meet the Guides and Trekkers

Our team is a combination of talents, diverse backgrounds, get-it-done attitudes and life experiences that shape and create award-winning, results driven advertising and marketing. Now that’s more than a mouthful of birdseed.

Robin L. Kurtzman

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Robin’s interest in advertising and design actually began when a relative gave her some origami (paper folding) paper as a gift. The brilliant colors and textures of the paper were alluring and when combined with the numerous folding techniques a fascinating design emerged.

The art of origami is the basis of the way Robin approaches print production projects. Start with a paper selection and build upon it. By intertwining a mix of paper, ink and design a precise and imaginative product emerges.
Education and experience has enhanced her advertising and marketing skills. She earned a BA degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Florida and continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles in Business Management graduate studies.

While in college, she participated in the AAF National Student Competition for the soft drink product Sprite. Her team won first place for Florida and they advanced to the national competition in San Francisco.

Young and full of energy she pursued her career in Los Angeles landing a job at J. Walter Thompson. She refers to JWT as basic training camp. To this day, she still relies on the skills she learned and mastered there. After Los Angeles, she moved to Houston to work on the Client side in the real estate industry and then to experience selling ad space for the daily newspaper.  After six years in Houston, it was time to return to her native Florida and she chose Tampa where she experienced the corporate marketing world of Fotomat Corporation, the agency side at Landers & Partners and lastly at FKQ Advertising before embarking on her own.

She has won numerous ADDY awards, Paper Mill awards and is always involved with her community. She believes it is important to give back, stay involved and to help make a difference. Currently, she serves as President on the Board of Directors for Project Return.  Her past leadership included the Board of Directors for Paint St. Pete Proud, The AIDS Institute, Florida AIDS Action, AIDS Memorial Park and Tampa AIDS Network.  She has been a Judge for the BOLI Awards, the Best of Long Island Adverting Club Awards for the past eight years, speaks at the USF Ad Club and mentors many talented Mass Communication Advertising students.

When you visit Robin’s office you will be certain to find some origami paper. If you are in the mood to create, sit down and relax, take a sip of some Sprite when she offers it to you and begin folding. You can’t imagine where it may lead you.
 
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Sandi - Creative Director

Levelheaded, Zealous, Charismatic
Comical, Inspired
 

Nickname: sandiFashionista
Type of Bird: Toucan
Mac or PC: Mac
Dogs or Cats: Bow-wow dogs
Heels or Flats:
 Sexy Heels
Favorite Superhero: Captain Crunch
Daily Beverage: Iced Tea, no sugar
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality:
David Letterman
Malls or Boutiques: Ebay
Homebody or Traveler: Native Homebody
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
Optimistic

Paul - Art Director  

Creative, Hard Working, Innovative
Honest, Diligent, Laid Back

 

Nickname: P-Bertpaul
Type of Bird: Hawk
Mac or PC: Mac
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Shoes or Sandals:
Shoes
Favorite Superhero:
Wolverine
Daily Beverage:
Coffee
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality:
Phil Donahue
Malls or Boutiques: Malls
Homebody or Traveler:
Homebody
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
Optimistic

Zane - Web Guru

Genuine, Energetic, Persistent
Outgoing, Resourceful, Funny


Nickname: Zweb-developer
Type of Bird: Owl
Mac or PC:
PC
Dogs or Cats: Man's Best Friend
Shoes or Sandals:
Let those piggies breathe!
Favorite Superhero: Spider-Man
Daily Beverage: Water
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Chocolate with Chocolate Sprinkles
Favorite Talk Show Host/TV Personality: Conan O'Brien
Malls or Boutiques: Amazon
Homebody or Traveler:
Cave Dweller
Optimistic or Pessimistic:
The sun will come out tomorrow